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Denver City Sightseeing Tour
"Begin your tour with pickup at your Denver hotel or the Cherry Creek Shopping Center in cental Denver. Travel by coach or mini-van depending on your group size through both older and newer parts of Colorado's largest city as your driver provides background on Denver's rich history and the many attractions you pass. See historic Larimer Square — Denver's oldest block — dating back to the mid-19th century including the mansion of the famous Titanic survivor nicknamed 'The Unsinkable Molly Brown.' Capture photos of major city landmarks such as the gold-domed State Capitol the United States Mint and the Denver Art Museum. Check out lovely green spaces including 330-acre (130-hectare) City Park and Civic Center Park a popular city event space. In Denver's financial center on 17th Street marvel at views of skyscrapers against the dramatic backdrop of the Rocky Mountains. Just one block away
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Denver History Tour
"This history tour of Denver will give you a great overview of it’s Wild West past and how it went from a mining camp to state capitol and now a current day growing Metropolis. Even though Denver is a relatively young city its unique history and place in the expansion of the United States contains many of stories of pioneering times in the new frontier including infamous characters and beautiful architecturally significant buildings.  It is now the fastest growing economy in the US and you can see how modern buildings are being built amongst the old as Denver is once again a pioneer in a new age. you will go on top of the Dome where you get a 360-degree view of Denver (only weekdays).  Ride along the 16th Street Mall shuttle to the lower downtown historic downtown (LODO) Denver’s birthplace where you will learn about Denver’s Wild West past. You will continue your journey through LoDo with several stops and as you walk toward our final destination Denver’s Union Station you will get a chance to see the new evolution - where the old meets the new.The history tour guides are fun and entertaining and are either historians or professors with an in depth knowledge of Denver’s history."
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Denver Scavenger Hunt Adventure
"The adventure begins at the state capitol and takes you on a well-designed course through some of Denver’s art and culture among shops along the 16th Street Mall and through courtyards and buildings steeped in rich Denver history. The tour requires approximately 2 miles of walking and uses the free 16th street mall transportation at one point in the game. The game software t leaving time to stop for a bite to eat or simply to enjoy the best sights of the city. Great for families friends and those ready to have fun on a scavenger hunt adventure! Please note that pricing is per individual but your team must book together. One voucher is valid for your team of 2-5 people.""""Turn Denver into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure! This challenge combines the excitement of the Amazing Race with a 3-hour city walking tour. Guided from any smart phone teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city
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Bronco Buster Tips (2)

Street and Park Art aka Statues

Favorite thing The most famous statue in Denver is the Bronco Buster, which is a bronze statue at the Denver Civic Center. In the mid-1910s, at the request of Major Robert Speer two large bronze statues (the Bronc Buster and the companion statue On the War Trail) were given to the city by J. K. Mullen an early settler. Phimister Proctor (1862-1951)who grew up in Denver was the sculptor. The statue was cast by the Gorham Foundry and is approximately 9 feet by 5 feet. The model was Slim Ridings. When he landed in jail for horse rustling and murder, Proctor put up the bail so that he could complete the modeling job. In 1920, the cost for The Bronco Buster was $16,500 and the city also paid $4,000 for the granite pedestal.

But there are a lot of other statues and art work in Denver, several of which my husband photographed. The second photo is a bronze on the east lawn of State Capital. This statue is of a Native American standing over a dying bison sculptued by Preston Powers for the 1893 World's Fair Exposition at Chicago.

Fondest memory Also at the Capital is the Civil War Union Soldier in photo 3. It is the work of Captain John D. Howland, a prominent member of the 1st Colorado Cavalry. While the monument was designed by Captain Howland, J. Otto Schweizer of Philadelphia actually molded the figure. The statue was unveiled on July 24, 1909, and is adorned with four tablets that list the battles and the names of the soldiers who died. Colorado had the highest average of volunteers in the Civil War of any state or territory in the Union. Another plaque on the statue refers to the discovery of gold at Pikes Peak in 1858 by Green Russell and others. The plaque on the north face of the monument simply reads, " For the Unknown Dead."

The other two pictures were taken at Coors Stadium. The one out front is called "The Player". It is a tribute by the Denver Rotary Club to Branch Rickey and has the names of all the winners since of the Branch Rickey Award given by the Rotary Club since the award was established in 1992.

Photo 5 is of a sculpture designed by Lonnie Hanzon, local Denver artist, entitled "The Evolution of the Ball," It consist of 108 highly glazed three-dimensional tiles depicting balls of every type "from oddball to wrecking ball to eyeball to debutante ball" according to Hanzon

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Bronco Buster Statue

Favorite thing See the statue of the Bronco Buster by Alexander Proctor. It is considered a great work of its time (1920.)

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Coors Field

While my husband and son were in Denver to see the Atlanta Braves play the Colorado Rockies at Coors FIeld. They saw three games. They do this every summer - visit various places to see the Braves...
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Botanic Gardens

The Denver Botanic Gardens are located in York Street, eastern-central Denver. This place features seven themed gardens - among them a rose garden and a Japanese garden - and a spectacular greenhouse...
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Denver Zoo

The Denver Zoo was one of the first zoos in America to use hidden obstacles and trenches to create the impression of fence-free animal enclosures for the visitors. It is a modern zoo, with the sole...
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